Posts tagged with "canada" - Faerye Net 2008-04-05T22:22:45+00:00 Felicity Shoulders One fewer thing of beauty in the world... 2008-04-05T22:22:45+00:00 2008-05-25T19:58:48+00:00 <p>The City Armoury/Man&eacute;ge Militaire in Ville de Qu&eacute;bec <a href="" target="links">has burned down</a>. It had become a museum, and I wished when we drove past it that I had the option of visiting. Now I&#8217;ll never get to do so.</p></p> <p><a href="" title="City Armoury, Ville de Quebec by Eilonwy Anne, on Flickr"><img src="" width="500" height="264" alt="City Armoury, Ville de Quebec" border="0" /></a></p> Vacation, by the numbers 2006-06-02T22:06:29+00:00 2008-06-08T14:14:41+00:00 <p>Number of days spent on a train: 3.5<br /> Number of books finished: 5 (<em>Beethoven&#8217;s Hair, Band of Brothers, Perma Red, Coraline, The Eyre Affair</em>)<br /> Scrabble games played: 6.5<br /> Highest word score: 82 (STIFLED + 7 tile bonus, Grandma)<br /> Total Scrabble score: 1883 to 1804, Grandma<br /> Scrabble standings: 4 to 2.5, Felicity<br /> Number of miles travelled by coach: 1507<br /> Number of colds contracted: 1, Felicity<br /> Number of states travelled through: 12 (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York)<br /> Number of provinces travelled through: 2 (Quebec, Ontario)<br /> Number of hotels stayed in: 7 (6 on tour, 1 at the Portland Airport)<br /> Number of Canadian territories I had never heard of: 1 (Nunavut, I&#8217;m very ashamed.)<br /> <b>Edit</b>: Number of <a href="" target="links">pictures</a> taken: over 550 (I&#8217;ve got 539 raw, of which I like 230 or so, and I deleted scads on the trip.)</p> Au courant and au revoir 2006-05-15T18:00:07+00:00 2010-09-04T23:14:07+00:00 <p>I&#8217;m sorry I&#8217;ve been so remiss in updating the site lately; many things have stayed on paper that long since should have been transferred to bits. And at least a while longer they shall stay ink; I am going on a trip.</p> <p>My aunt passed away in the wee hours this morning, after years of brain cancer and complications. She was always a great traveler; a web search for her name turns up mostly comments on travelogue websites! Grandma and I have agreed that she will be with us in spirit on our trip to Eastern Canada, which the family would not hear of us postponing. </p><p>I never went on a trip with her, but from her stories and her personality (not to mention her web-comments), I can see what kind of traveler she was. Energetic, resourceful, and optimistic, she wrang the most joy, learning and beauty out of every moment she had and every place she saw. That is an excellent spirit, I think, to take with one on a journey; and it was an excellent spirit for a remarkable woman and a loving, determined life.</P> <p>See you in June.</p>